Farmers’ Markets’ Quick Reference Handbook for SNAP/EBT

Accept SNAP/EBT, debit and/or credit cards at your farmers’ market.

Who Is It For?

Farmers’ market managers, farmers’ market organizers, interested community members, and providers of technical assistance to farmers' markets in North Carolina.

How Do You Get It?

This resource is distributed electronically and can be downloaded on this page.

How Is It Used?

This quick guide can be used to orient farmers’ markets to the process of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program / Electronic Benefit Transfer (SNAP/EBT) implementation.

Step-By-Step Handbook to Accept SNAP/EBT, Debit, and/or Credit Cards at your Farmers’ Market provides a quick overview of the 6 steps for establishing a SNAP/EBT system at farmers’ markets. The topics in this guide include: the benefits to accepting SNAP, how to meet the requirements, how to apply for SNAP/EBT, obtaining the Point of Sale (POS) machine and equipment, record keeping, and how to promote SNAP/EBT at your local farm or market.

NC Farmers Markets’ Quick Reference Handbook for SNAP/EBT

For a more detailed guide, please refer to A Guide to SNAP/EBT at Farmers’ Markets in North Carolina; Steps, Best Practices, and Resources.